Conference: “Diversification as the future of fisheries and aquaculture – development of new products and services” launches a series of fisheries meetings at the Green Week in Berlin.

Conference: “Diversification as the future of fisheries and aquaculture – development of new products and services” launches a series of fisheries meetings at the Green Week in Berlin.

On 20–29.01.2017 the International Green Week was held in Berlin. It is the world’s largest trade fair of food, agriculture and horticulture, promoting especially regional specialties, organic and luxury articles.

The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute participated in the fair together with the Sturgeon Fish Producers Organization, the Inland Fisheries Institute, the General Board of Polish Anglers Association and the Polish Trout Breeders Association. The series of fisheries meetings was launched in Berlin by a conference entitled “Diversification as the future of fisheries and aquaculture – development of new products and services”. The conference was a continuation of editions from previous years that aroused great interest among the representatives of fisheries, scientific and public sector from various countries of the European Union. The conference covered the following issues:

  • professional fisheries vs recreational fisheries;
  • the role of current inland fisheries;
  • new challenges and trends in fish feeding;
  • diversification or specialization – where is the future of aquaculture?

The NMFRI was represented during the conference by Dr.Eng. Iwona Psuty who presented the perspectives of development of sea fisheries from the viewpoint of spotting chances and limitations of the sector.

On the second day of the conference the participants worked in panel groups in which various issues connected with diversification, innovation and market development were presented and discussed. The panel relating the innovation was led by Dr. Mirosław Cieśla (IFI) and Dr. Adam Mytlewski (NMFRI). The results of studies on science-business cooperation were discussed and the directions for development were determined. In addition, Dr. Adam Mytlewski presented the outcomes of aquaculture studies of carp by comparing the economic results for farms in Poland and Germany.

photos: Jakub Królak